Looking for something to do this weekend? Big Joe’s got you covered. Check out our complete list of great events and fun things do right here the great Garden State!

Big Joe Henry LIVE from the Asbury Park Music In Film Festival

Join Big Joe as he broadcasts his show live from 10a-3p at Convention Hall on both Saturday and Sunday, April 9th & 10th. If you have a passion for film you won't want to miss this huge weekend in Asbury Park. Enjoy great independent movies like Miles Ahead with actor/director Don Cheadle who'll be there in person for a Q&A following the screening, and other screenings of films with Jersey roots. Plus tons of great music including Bobby Bandiera, Gene Cornish, John Eddie, Pat Guadagno with Rob Popparozi, Joe Grushecky and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and more. It's going to be a great time. The festival kicks off Friday night at 6pm. Click the link to see the schedule and get your tickets.

Date: April 8th - April10th, 2016
Location: Asbury Park Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 United


Spring Amazing Hunter Pace

Spring AMAZING Hunter Pace: Ride your horse along five miles of beautiful southern Jersey trails through historic Estell Manor County Park in Atlantic County. Arrive with your horse anytime between 9 am &12 Noon. Teams of two or three sent off every 10 minutes. At registration, choose either a traditional Hunter Pace, or the AMAZING Pace with "challenges" along the way.

Date: April 9th, 2016
Location: Estell Manor County Park
Artesian Well Rd., Off Route 50, Mays Landing, NJ 08330

The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival

This year's "Celebration of the Suds" will debut some exciting new elements to round out this constantly evolving event. Beer enthusiasts, music aficionados and avid runners alike will be brought together to indulge in all of the things they crave during the 2016 Festival! Brought to you by the lifestyle experts of Good Time Tricycle Productions, the 2016 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is stepping it up a notch this year in the music department, bringing in major music headliners such as Dashboard Confessional, Reel Big Fish and Manchester Orchestra. A full schedule of acts can be found on the website. In addition to the endless selection of beer and the superior music acts, the 2016 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will also feature culinary demonstrations by local chefs; educational seminars and some "off the wall" activities.

Date: April 8th, 2016 - April 9th, 2016
Location: The Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Center Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08330


Walk With Me and 5k Run New Jersey 2016

Easter Seals Walk With Me is a national fundraising event to raise awareness and support for families living with disabilities! Individual walkers and teams join hundreds of other passionate people in their communities for a day full of entertainment, fun and, of course, our signature walk! Since 2003, over 150,000 people have participated in 500 Walk With Me events nationwide generating over $30 million to support families at Easter Seals. This year, you can help Easter Seals accomplish even more!

Date: April 9th, 2016
Location: MetLife Stadium
1 MetLife Stadium Dr., East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Author's Day at Historic New Bridge Landing

Celebrate History at Authors' Day at Historic New Bridge Landing, Bergen County's Premier Historic Site. Experience history in one of the storied places where it was made... and written about! In addition to the authors, visitors can experience 18th century life by touring the historic buildings at HNBL.

Date: April 10th, 2016
Location: Historic New Bridge Landing
1201-1209 Main St., River Edge, NJ 07661


Between Two Rivers Hike in the Pine Barrens

Join Pinelands Adventures Naturalist, John Volpa, for a four-mile hike between the Mullica and Batsto Rivers. Explore the uplands and river edges for native plants and animals while learning about the unique features of the Pine Barrens.

Date: April 10th, 2016
Location: Pinelands Adventures
1005 Atsion Rd., Shamong, NJ 08088


Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival Bike Race

Race through the park in the Cherry Blossom Challenge, a competitive New Jersey tradition or cheer on the cyclists while enjoying a day in the fresh spring air. Registration fees apply. Various races occur throughout the morning. 7 am - 1 pm.

Date: April 9th, 2016
Location: Branch Brook Park
Park Ave. & Lake St., Newark, NJ 07104

Atlantic City Ballet’s CARMEN

The Atlantic City Ballet will set the stage for this classic tale of seduction, passion, betrayal and murder with Bizet’s sexy thriller, Carmen. Featuring the original, breathtaking choreography of Artistic Director, Phyllis Papa, and an enthralling score by Georges Bizet, Carmen tells the story of a beautiful seductress, the two lovers who vie for her affection and the tragic outcome of their tangled affair. 8PM.

Date: April 9th, 2016
Location: SOPAC
1 Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079


Rutgers 250 Gala Concert

Under the direction of Patrick Gardner, together the Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir and Riverside Choral Society present Aldridge's Variations on a Folk Tune for piano solo and orchestra, Poulenc's Gloria, and Duruflé's Requiem. 7:30 pm. General Public $15; Rutgers Alumni, Employees, and Seniors $10; and Students $5.

Date: April 9th, 2016
Location: Nicholas Music Center
Rutgers University–New Brunswick, 85 George St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show

The signature East Coast event where miners, prospectors, paleontologists, fossil preparators, geologists, jewelry artisans, importers, estate buyers, museum curators and gem cutters mingle with all lovers of Earth Science including beginning to advanced collectors, and the merely curious. Just $1 can buy you fossil shark tooth, a 300 million year old trilobite, a rock that glows brightly under UV light, or a glittering piece of fool's gold. Those with more refined tastes may appreciate the real dinosaurs or investor grade $100,000 specimens of the rarest minerals on earth.

Date: April 8th, 2016 - April 10th, 2016
Location: NJ Convention & Expo Center
97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, NJ 08837


Red Bank Street Fair & Craft Show

This edition of the Red Bank Street Fair kicks off the spring season with crafters, food vendors, rides, and shopping. Plenty of fun for everyone. Come enjoy Red Bank on a beautiful spring day. Over 200 Artists, Crafters and Vendors. 25,000 Spectators. 11 am – 5 pm. Free admission, free parking.

Date: April 10th, 2016
Location: Downtown, Red Bank, NJ 07701


Night Hike Adventure

Bring your flashlight and join a guided nighttime adventure in the Great Swamp! Groups head out with a naturalist every 15 minutes to learn about and listen for nocturnal wildlife, participate in hands-on activities, and explore the trails in the darkness. Ages 5 & Up. 7 - 8:30 pm. Cost: $6 per person.

Date: April 8th, 2016
Location: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township, NJ 07928

The Peking Acrobats

With incredible skill, strength and style, the Peking Acrobats dazzle audiences with jaw-dropping feats of athletic prowess that will amaze people of all ages. 3 pm & 7:30 pm. Tickets: $19-$39.

Date: April 9th, 2016
Location: Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South St., Morristown, NJ 07960


Paul Cezanne Lecture and Dinner

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) was a French painter, often called the father of modern art, who strove to develop an ideal synthesis of naturalistic representation, personal expression, and abstract pictorial order. He was a post-impressionistic painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic endeavor to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cezanne's work demonstrates a mastery of design, color, composition, and draftsmanship. His often repetitive, sensitivity and exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. The paintings convey Cezanne's intense study of his subjects, a searching gaze, and a dogged struggle to deal with the complexity of human perception. Located in North Dining Room of Georgian Court University. 6:30 pm. $41 per person. Includes a multi-course French dinner and a multimedia lecture. Tickets must be purchase online in advance.

Date: April 8th, 2016
Location: Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood Ave., Lakewood Twp., NJ 08701


Painted Faces In The Valley Spring Pow Wow

Raritan Valley Community College & RavensWing Productions presents Painted Faces In The Valley Spring Pow Wow Saturday, April 9th 2016 9 am-6 pm. School Day is Friday, April 8th 2016 9 am-1 pm located at 118 Lamington Road Branchburg, NJ 08876. Net proceeds from the pow wow will go to support the creation of a Native American scholarship program and further develop the Native American studies program at RVCC.
Date: April 9th, 2016
Location: Raritan Valley Community College Athletic Field
118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg, NJ 08876


Faux & Fabulous - 100 Years of Vintage Costume Jewelry Exhibit

Sparta Historical Society will feature in the VanKirk Homestead Museum's changing gallery, period costume jewelry adornments which illustrate the design styles prevalent from 1900-2000. This wearable art exhibit of glamorous necklaces, brooches, earrings, and bracelets, curated by Joyce Zakierski Simmons, will dazzle you! "Made in America" manufacturing and design houses of Miriam Haskell, Coro, Trifari, Monet and Napier paved the way for what we know today as the Red Carpet celebrity or Runway Fashion shows. 1- 4 pm. Gallery talk at 2 pm.

Date: April 10th, 2016
Location: VanKirk Homestead Museum
336 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871


Put the 'Pub' in Public Garden

Sample fabulous wines paired with gourmet delicacies from E.V.O. Catering. 7 - 9:30 pm. Details and registration available online.

Date: April 8th, 2016
Location: Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901

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